I walk because in January of 2021, my life changed after being diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure.
Heart Failure or any type of major health scare like it, was nothing that I imagined would happen to me, especially not at the age of 24. It was something I thought I would always read about, but I would never be the person to get the illness. How my naivety showed me different...
After a few days in the hospital with a new list of medications, restrictions, and a heart defibrillator I wore under my clothing for about two months (just in case something happened) I was left scared and unsure on what the next years, months, even days of my life was going to hold.
Luckily, I was blessed with an amazing team of doctors and nurses whom, through rehab, helped me get back to feeling better than ever!
During all of this, I realized the struggle so many people suffering from heart disease go through. The mental stress, the physical stress, and in some cases the financial stress. This is not something ANYONE should have to battle alone and I'm beyond blessed and lucky that I didn't have to do so myself.
I'm walking for those that feel that they are alone in this fight...because I can promise you...you're not! <3